"In the name of the Assumption, / brothers, beat yourself": to this invitation, pronounced with a stony voice by the Capo dei battenti, hundreds and hundreds of devotees kneel down on the churchyard, the chest begins to be struck with blood, while the painting of the Madonna leaves the church of Guardia Sanframondi, Sannio, in the Province of Benev...

L’Italian connection di Amazon sopravvive all’addio (pro-tempore) di Diego Piacentini. L’ex- responsabile di tutte le attività internazionali nel retail del colosso di Jeff Bezos è stato ceduto in prestito al governo italiano come responsabile per la trasformazione digitale della pubblica amministrazione. A tener alto il tricolore a Seattle ci pens...

Una strada di Napoli verrà intitolata a Nicola Sacco e Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Lo ha deciso e annunciato oggi la giunta del capoluogo campano presieduta dal sindaco Luigi De Magistris, che ha approvato la delibera e ha individuato la strada: si tratta di una via del quartiere di San Giovanni a Teduccio, che in precedenza era denominata ‘Traversa Colon...

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, state Assemblyman Tony D’Urso (D-Long Island) will travel to a small synagogue in Naples, Italy, to be reunited with the descendants of a Jewish family that he helped hide from the Nazis as a little boy. In 1944, the D’Urso family protected a large Jewish family from the Nazis in their hometown...

Just one hour south of Naples, water buffalos are getting the royal treatment at Tenuta Vannulo, one of Italy’s premiere organic dairy farms. Situated on an expansive 500 acres in the heart of Mozzarella Land, this gastronomic paradise feels more like an estate you’d come across in Sonoma than in southern Italy’s wild and rustic countryside: not on...

Pompeii’s interior designers made the most of the earthquake. After it hit in A.D. 62, they renovated wrecked villas with vibrantly colored narrative frescoes that were, it turns out, incredibly long-lived. The eruption of Vesuvius, the volcano many of them thought was a mountain, only 17 years later in A.D. 79, both sealed the city’s choked inhabi...

The demand for food around the world is rising. By 2050, calorific demand will increase by 70 percent and the demand for crops for human consumption and animal feed will increase by at least 100 percent. Food and agribusiness, a $5-trillion global industry, will only get bigger. With an intent to make a difference using Internet of Things (IoT) in...

Matteo Troncone’s life came undone over the course of a few weeks back in 2006. The Mill Valley actor was in the running for a part in “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” only to be cut at the last minute. Then he had a falling out with family, and was almost killed by a Muni bus on Haight Street. “The big kicker,” he said, “was when I got an email fr...

Following his successful premiere on PBS in 2015, Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito returns to American Public Television with another exciting musical and virtual tour-de-force. Pasquale Esposito travels to his native Italy to share with viewers the magic and history of Italy's most picturesque and romantic piazzas - and the beautiful music that the...

After years of Naples-inspired pizzas spreading across New York, an actual Naples-based pizza master has taken on New York City. Gino Sorbillo recently opened Gino Sorbillo Pizzeria on the Bowery in Noho with much fanfare. His pizzeria on the Via Dei Tribunali in Naples was founded by his grandparents in 1935, and is one of the most celebrated in I...